Category: IT Techs

Cherrypal, Inc.

Cherrypal, Inc.

Info: +1 (650) 515-3570
2134 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA


CherryPal is changing the world one computer at a time. They have created the most affordable, easiest to use and greenest netbook computer availble.  The Bing is a newly designed netbook with a “big enough” 10.2″ screen. The Bing is designed with the user in mind.  It does all the things you do every day: surf the web, keep in touch with your friends, listen to music, watch videos, word processing, presentations and spreadsheets, all without the hassle of a traditional PC.  Applying Cherrypal’s design principles the Bing is the fastest, most affordable  and least power consuming Intel Atom N270 based netbook on the market.  The Bing runs Linux based Grean Maraschino as well as Windows XP.

CherryPal takes “green” very seriously and built an A-to-Z environmentally friendly product.  With only 2 Watts of power consumption (under full load)  CherryPals consume less then 90% of energy compared to traditional systems.  Believe it or not, CherryPals use only 20 percent of parts compared to other systems.  Less heat exposure, less components, less wear and tear.

They believe it is fair to future generations to built the most energy efficient, least waste producing products possible today.  CherryPal believes it is fair to offer lasting and inexpensice products.  They believe in trusted partnerships.  True alliances provide win-win situations for everyone involved; their customers, their partners, Cherrrypal and last but not least the environment.

CherryPal has contributed their revolutionary open source HYPERCLOUD operating environment to GreenMaraschino in order to accelerate the development of ultra-low energy consuming technologies even more.  The GreenMaraschino HYPERCLOUD is a comprehensive Linux based operating environment, from Silicon to Super-Cloud architecture.


                     Cherrypal Bing Specifications:
The Bing

Powered by the Intel Atom N270 processor, the Bing offers:

1.6GHz operation, 1 GB DDRII memory, 160 GB HDD
3 USB 2.0; 1 earphone
SD/MMC/MS card socket

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g) built-in
Built-in microphone and dual speakers
10.2” TFT display with  1024 x 600 resolution, wide-screen
1.3M Pixel web camera, weight 3 lbs, 5 hours battery

The GreenMaraschino based CherryPal™ Bing laptop
(netbook) and the C114 desktop (nettop) come with the following
applications (Windows XP optional, additional license fees):
Browser, Office Productivity Suite (OpenOffice),  Video-player, Music
Player, Instant Messenger (Yahoo, AOL, Google, MSN), VoiP (Skype)

The CherryPal™ C114 desktop doesn’t heat up,
no noise, about double the size of a smart phone.
What’s inside? Not much actually, but more than
enough. The
Freescale  power architecture triple-
5121e processor provides a pleasant Internet  C114
browsing and
multimedia user experience. Many
free open-source based applications are pre-
installed locally, as well as access to the CherryPal
Cloud (optional):  


Freescale’s MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800
MIPS (400 MHz) of processing
256 MB of DDR2 DRAM
8GB NAND Flash-based solid state drive
(increased from 4GB C100)
WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Two USB 2.0 ports
One 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 jack
One VGA DB-15 display out jack
Headphone level stereo audio out 3.5mm jack
9vDC 2.5mm 10 watt AC-DC adapter power supply
Weighs 10 ounces
1.3” high, 5.8” x 4.2” wide

Planet Metrics

The Planet Metrics

1111 Bayhill Drive, #255
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (415) 814-1578



Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Planet Metrics was founded with the guiding philosophy that it is imperative to build the best in-class dataset using the most comprehensive and prominent resources available. A leader in the emerging Carbon Information Management (CIM) field, Planet Metrics has developed a pioneering solution to help corporate managers use our data to meet the growing challenges of a carbon-constrained economy.

Planet Metrics unique Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM)™ software addresses FIVE distinct categories:

  • Performance Metrics
  • Baselines
  • Risk Analysis
  • Scenarios
  • Resource Productivity

Planet Metrics is inspired by companies and the individuals within organizations seeking to make a true impact on climate change. Their commitment is to model your data and deploy their system within weeks.


Their agile system for analyzing, tracking, and sharing information will enable sustainability professionals to build the business case for improvements and deliver value throughout the enterprise.

Companies need real innovation to achieve a competitive edge, and a revised strategy is needed to ensure a lasting advantage in an increasingly resource-constrained world. To effectively improve environmental performance, reduce costs, and mitigate risk, sustainability teams need varied sources of information about their company’s sustainability performance. This information must be measurable, representative, and linked to financial performance, as sustainability becomes a part of core business strategy.

Planet Metrics helps you answer strategic questions, explore the answers, and make decisions.  Planet Metric works with you to create representative carbon models of your products, services, and facilities. With their Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM)™ software you will then have access to your models and will be able to:

  • Explore your baseline carbon and energy footprint, and run footprint scenarios covering the scope of your entire business
  • Incorporate quantifiable carbon metrics into your sustainability strategy
  • Identify strategic risks and opportunities associated with carbon and energy throughout your enterprise
  • Identify exposure to energy cost throughout your supply chain
  • Analyze products with highest exposure to embodied energy and carbon
  • Analyze margin impacts using future price of carbon and commodities throughout your supply chain


How It Works

Planet Metrics’ web-based Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM)™ software helps organizations create and deploy innovative sustainability strategies.

Combining existing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories, and other enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) application data, Planet Metrics’ Rapid Carbon Modeling approach and visualization tools synthesize complex, scientific data and processes into easy-to-use reports and dashboards. Your primary data is supplemented with Planet Metrics’ extensive database of secondary data to maximize the accuracy of your footprint at a minimal cost. In under a month you will have the tools to:

  • Quantify your baseline carbon footprint
  • Breakdown emissions by product, geography, division and more
  • Identify ‘hotspots’ and targets for carbon reduction
  • Analyze material substitution, supplier change, carbon and energy price volatility scenarios, and potential carbon reduction projects
  • Track changes to your carbon footprint over time

Their solutions can provide executives with a broad, comparative view of carbon intensity, energy price risk, and innovation opportunities across the enterprise:

  • Operations – Facilities management, packaging for one or all product lines
  • Logistics – Compare by transport mode or, from region to region
  • By Products – One product, all products, product by category
  • By Materials – Raw materials, intermediate (or aggregate) materials, and finished goods
  • By Supplier – Compare by country of origin and transport modes
  • By Energy Content – Type and amount of energy embodied in products, added through the supply chain

The modeling system contains a large set of pre-built model libraries that they can deploy to fit any organization’s circumstances. These libraries cover all typically used packaging materials, modes of transport, building and process energy use, and various materials that are in common use across manufacturing and retail organizations.  Their libraries are combined with the database of global emissions factors, one of the world’s largest, to generate realistic representations of your all-inclusive footprint.

Some of the features of the Planet Metrics RCM platform:

  • Intuitive heatmap displays of GHG emissions and associated Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • User-selectable views
  • Zoom in / zoom out from global views to individual facilities, product parts, or processes.
  • Save views for reports, and supporting data for internal validation and quality control
  • Supports national and international emissions data
  • What-if scenarios for cost of carbon and cost of energy
  • What-if emissions and embodied energy scenarios for materials, process, and energy sources substitution
  • Product, process, and material emissions factors customization